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    Employment Solicitor - Newcastle

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Employment
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 12/03/2020
  • Job reference: 45207_1584016774

Employment Solicitor - 2 years plus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Salary negotiable

My client is a well-established law firm based on the prestigious Grey Street in Newcastle. Far from a high street firm, they are a progressive and ambitious firm, striving to be 'best in class'!

  • The firm has a broad value proposition with services across several specialist areas, including; Employment Law, Family Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Commercial and Residential Property, and Wills, Probates & Trusts.
  • The firm are looking to recruit an ambitious and driven Employment Law solicitor who is looking for a new, progressive and vibrant environment to progress their career. Working alongside a highly regarded Employment Partner, the recruit would be presented with an opportunity to work with some excellent clients on a broad range of employment law matters.
  • Additionally, the recruit would be directly involved in developing and growing the employment law offering with full support from the Head of Employment and the CEO (commercial and non-lawyer) to market, promote and complement the recruit to maximise success.
  • The firm has recently launched a new confident brand and website, is implementing a few digital services, has a particularly strong client base amongst high net worth individuals and can offer fantastic work with some great clients. It can also offer extremely stylish and well-thought-out office space within which to work.

The ideal candidate will match the following attributes and criteria; Fully qualified solicitor of 2+ PQE

At least two years hands-on technical experience of running a varied employment law caseload;

  • A personable, confident and articulate communicator;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent client care skills and attitude;
  • Must be able to build strong, valuable relationships with clients and third parties;
  • Sound knowledge of all areas of law within the practice in order to refer appropriate clients and to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Self-managing - able to comfortably run own caseload with a broad range of employment client matters;
  • Must be able to achieve set targets and KPI's;
  • Must be able to conduct own advocacy;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Able to up-sell, on-sell and cross-sell services;
  • Attention to detail;

This is a people-orientated firm; the whole team matters but individuals are given an opportunity to shine. The office is open plan so the ability to work together and share ideas is paramount. There is an impressive ratio of support staff to fee earners which means that your billing and debt recovery is taken care of, leaving you free to spend time with your clients.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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